President of the United States Donald Trump was fed up being labelled “unstable” by the public and media alike.
He ordered a full cognitive ability test as part of his first physical examination as president recently and, after scoring 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, any reports about ‘erratic behaviour’ must all be considered ‘fake news’… Or something like that, we presume.
LISTEN: Amelia Lester and Mia Freedman and pack all the ridiculous results from Trump’s first presidential physical examination. Post continues after audio.
“I’ve found no reason whatsoever to think the president has any issues with his thought processes,” Dr Ronny L Jackson, the White House physician, said on Tuesday.
He said Trump’s questionable state of mind “has been the narrative for a while” and that the president “saw doing the physical as an opportunity to put some of that to rest”, The New York Times reports.
This is all very logical, of course.
But search ‘Montreal Cognitive Assessment’ and you’ll see it’s a rapid-screening instrument for the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. It involves drawing clocks and connecting dots and identifying animals. And there’s nothing on it about one’s ability to run a country.
In other areas, the 70-year-old president is also in good health.
At 6 feet 3 inches tall, Trump's body mass index came in at 29.9, just shy of 'obese', The New York Times reports.
Dr Jackson said the president is looking to lose "10 or 15 pounds" (4 - 7 kilograms). And, even though Trump "is more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part", Dr Jackson confirmed they "are going to do both".
Thus proving himself to be one of few who the president will listen to, his general sanity aside.
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